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Buckeyes

No recipe image available.Buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter candies, are crafted to look like their namesake, the shiny dark nuts of the Buckeye tree—the official state tree of Ohio.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla, beating well. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended.
  2. Shape into 3/4-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets. Insert a wooden pick into top of each ball. Freeze at least 2 hours.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. dip each frozen ball into chocolate, coating three-fourths of ball. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets, and chill until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in a cool area or the refrigerator.

Makes about 9 dozen confections.